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Why Monday night was a massive missed opportunity

Jonathan  Tasker
Posted 07/12/2021

The stage was set on Monday night to expose 27 years of barren management by Everton FC. The last 27 years has been the longest period in our history without a trophy. Instead, we have had to endure misery beyond misery.

The purpose of the protest ...
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Time to Stand Down Bill

Clive Rogers
Posted 06/12/2021

It is a time of change at our club. Performance on the pitch is dire. The Director of Football has walked away after a hint that behind the scenes at the club, all is not well. Indeed, to the average fan in the street it has the appearance of a compl...
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Covering Their Backs

Martin O'Connor
Posted 05/12/2021

Cause I'll always know when you been cheating.
And I'll always know you've been untrue.
I'll always know.

Merle Haggard – I’ll Always Know

With fan unrest starting to rise in th...
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Direct questions for Everton’s major shareholder, Farhad Moshiri

Paul The Esk
Posted 02/12/2021

There are many specific questions relating to footballing matters, finance, operations and strategy which can be asked of board members by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting. However, I wanted to address the major shareholder and ask some ...
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If you know your (recent) history – is it enough to make your heart go Wooaaah?

Kevin Murray
Posted 30/11/2021

We’d like to think we don’t care what the Red Side say… but unfortunately, as it is usually a reminder of them having the upper hand, most of us probably do.

With the negative circumstances surrounding the build-up to the 239th Merseyside d...
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Cliff Marshall dies aged 66

Barry Hesketh
Posted 24/11/2021

Sad news about a former Everton young player as news of the death of Cliff Marshall has been relayed by Everton FC:

A forward who was born in Liverpool in November 1955 and grew up an Evertonian, Marshall made his debut when introduced as a substi...
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Things will get worse before they get better for luckless Blues

Kevin Murray
Posted 21/11/2021

Like most Premier League sides, Everton were handed their annual away defeat to Manchester City this weekend. A sobering 3-0 scoreline, continuing a run of six games now without a win. Everton though, haven’t won at Manchester City since Dece...
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Davies the latest player to suffer injury in training

Tony Everan
Posted 16/11/2021

Tom Davies is reported to have been injured in training at Finch Farm. A knee injury that will keep him out for at least a month.

This is coming from "The Bobble" on Twitter, usually reliable. We’ll probably find out later if there’s...
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Have we got the right owner?

Clive Rogers
Posted 02/11/2021

When Farhad Moshiri initially bought into Everton Football Club by purchasing shares from Bill Kenwright and associates in February 2016, and was announced as our new billionaire owner, it seemed to be a new dawn and the start of a new era of succ...
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What is the purpose of the Under-23s?

Paul Jones
Posted 27/10/2021

I think the time is ripe to have an open, focused discussion on the purpose of the Under-23s. I've seen a few posts here and there across a number of topics where the Under-23s are brought up and no concensus is ever reached before the debate is buri...
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Defined by who you sign

Barry Metcalfe
Posted 24/10/2021

Well, the wheels certainly fell off yesterday. The question is: Was anyone really surprised? The inquest was not long in coming and not surprisingly, Rafa is copping some stick… but is it fair?

Looking at it objectively, his substitutions ye...
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Everton's placing without VAR

ToffeeWeb 
Posted 15/10/2021

How would Everton be doing in the Premier League table without the intervention of VAR?

ESPN have compiled the VAR Effect Table where they took all 22 VAR decisions in the Premier League so far this season and calculated how they might have chang...
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If only...

Andy Crooks
Posted 10/10/2021

We have had some of the greatest players of the last 50 years on our books:

Jennings
Sansom
Gough
Gascoigne
Rooney
Ginola
Hughes
Rooney
Eto'o
James
Whiteside
Who else?

Sadly, they were on the books of ...
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Refereeing decisions that keep you awake at night

Tony Everan
Posted 09/10/2021

Another turgid international break – and it’s only early October. It feels better, though, going into them after a good performance and in a positive mood.

It is a psychological problem, but I often wake up and start thinking about Everton th...
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Andros Townsend for England

Ben Howard
Posted 05/10/2021

Buoyed by my ever-increasing confidence in this Everton side, I found myself contributing to the Andy Goldstein phone-in on TalkSport last Thursday. The discussion was about outside selections for the England team.

Danny Murphy had already dam...
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The Bramley Moore ToffeeWeb get-together

Andy Crooks
Posted 04/10/2021

First thing, thanks to Michael and Lyndon. Without this website, I wouldn't have met some of the finest people ever. Also, thanks to Tony Abrahams, top man from a top blue family. I think I had Danny's ticket; cheers, Danny, it's more than I can say....
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Time Of Our Lives

Gary Paul
Posted 19/09/2021

Just came across two great episodes of Sky Sport's Time Of Our Lives with Jeff Stelling. Sheedy, Sharpy and Gray, with Kendall, Harvey and Royle in the other one. Fantastic viewing and stories.
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